1988 Cressida 1uz more issues

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88sogreatv8

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So sunday last week i went to get a bite to eat. after parking sitting down eating and returning to my cressida, it wouldn't fire.
after sitting in the parking lot for 20 mins i tried to start it again and it fired so i thought my gas gauge was off and went to a gas station.

I went to the gas station and left it running , but because of the low idle it died again and this time i had to tow it home .
so the next day i started testing things . the 1st thing i found out was the fuel pump wasnt coming on when i turned the key to the run position. so i checked for fuel pressure and had nothing . I then rigged a dewalt battery to the pump circuit directly and the pump came on and i had pressure again.

so i plugged the connector back in and continued testing, the weirdest thing happened tho the key was in the run position when i unhooked then reconnected the fuel pump. the fuel pump came on with the ignition . so i shut it off and tried to restart and the pump didnt come back on. i checked the neutral safety switch fuse that i stuck in factory auto connector and the fuse was blown so i replaced it , but had the same result no fuel.

the cressida uses a main relay to trigger on the fuel pump in the run position , and that relay seems to click on when cranking the engine , but it does not come on anymore when only in the run position and not cranking.

i think im going to check all my wiring under the hood tonight , as all the wiring still looks intact under the dash , maybe ill get lucky and its just a broke connection , if anyone has had similar issue please fill free to share your story with me , it would be much appreciated
 

numbchux

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How do you have the fuel pump wired? Cressida wiring?

My 94 SC400 - 87 4Runner swap uses the Lexus fuel pump controller, and this does not have any prime function, the pump only runs while cranking. I chased my tail for awhile testing my initial install because of that...
 

88sogreatv8

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the wiring runs thru the cressida on a circuit open relay, before, when i got the wiring finished the fuel pump would come on in the run position and the crank position . Something has changed since this issue has occurred . the fuse was blown for the neutral safety switch , still after changing it it wont run
 

numbchux

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I really don't like doing swaps like that. I always replicate the donor fuel pump circuit, and keep it in tact so the pump doesn't endlessly run if the engine isn't running.

So, I guess find a diagram for the cressida, get out your DMM and start testing. Start at that relay, and that will narrow down which part of the circuit is your problem.
 

88sogreatv8

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the fuel system is run thru the factory cressida wiring . the lexus has its own module for fuel system so i cant replicate the way the doner engine was wired from the factory. i believe i found the issue. i noticed the check engine light wasn't coming on so i checked the powers at ecu. i found the b+ only has 1.5 volts , so i am suspecting the main relay. i did an ohm and continuity test on the relay and it failed. my other concern is i wired my mafs power thru b+ (thats how the cressida is wired factory) so i also suspect that the maf is shot, which may explain why my car has no acceleration when first driving . im picking up a main relay today so we will see what happens
 

88sogreatv8

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Ok so more updates . i replaced the efi main relay, and it changed nothing. I did find however that the B+circuit has only 1.6 v at the obd 1 b+. it also has a ground. im wondering now if this wire somewhere is pinched and is grounding the circuit , which would explain the blown fuse i stuck in my neutral safety switch connector . the question is where the hell is it pinched ?/?????
 

88sogreatv8

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Update , SO i found out the fuse box only is putting out 1.6 v from the b+ circuit directly from the fuse box. So the fuse box is shot at the efi main relay. i need to replace the fuse box and clean everything up.

So if anyone has a mx73 1988 Cressida fuse box im looking to buy
 

88sogreatv8

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Well... updates . So got the new fuse block installed into car and it drove for about 10 miles , and after it was warmed up the check engine light turned off and shut the entire computer / fuel system down .

i was able to get it home eventually under light pedal effort , and after messing with the connector and rewiring the plug to the main relay , the fuse box eventually lost voltage again ( no check engine light ) at the pins on the fuse block . Roughly 1.4v is what it was putting out unplugged . when i plug in the connector the voltage reads 1.456v instead of 001.4v

WTF is going on???? i guess i need to retrace my steps on the wiring i did. i think tonight im going to wire a new external aftermarket relay to this circuit im dealing with
 
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